I am a historian of education and I should know these things, but I don’t.
Does anyone know when for-profit schools first began operations?
I am guessing it was Educational Alternatives Inc., in Baltimore, in the early 1990s (where Rhee was a teacher), but I am not certain.
EAI pre-dated the arrival of Edison Schools by a few years. Did anyone pre-date EAI?
Perhaps someone reading this blog has the answer at hand, either from research or from practical experience.
I keep thinking how unusual it is to have schools operating for-profit and how easily we now accept such schools as part of the landscape of “innovations.”